Master P Attends Community March Supporting Dead Toddler

First there was six-month-old Jonylah Watkins, gunned down alongside her father in Chicago last year. Now, the family of Ne’Riah Miller, a toddler killed in a shooting in her Kentucky home this summer, have to mourn another gone-way-to-soon life stripped of potential.

Percy Miller aka Master P talking to kids about his Let Kids Grow Foundation. Image Courtesy: Plugged Entertainment Magazine

Percy Miller aka Master P talking to kids about his Let Kids Grow Foundation.
Image Courtesy: Plugged Entertainment Magazine

To combat this sorrowful reality, community members of Shawnee, KY pulled together and marched in support of lil Ne’Riah. Among them was rap mogul Master P, who hails from Louisville, and used the occasion to teach kids (including his two sons that marched alongside him) what they need to do to have bright futures.

After the rally, organizers, Ne’Riah’s family and fellow marchers gathered at a local YMCA to hear Master P and Christopher 2X, a Louisville-based community activist, speak to youngsters about tapping into their potential.

Decked out in a fire engine red tee with “Don’t Shoot…Let the Kids Grow” text in the front, Master P reminisced about his only goal growing up in the Louisville PJs was to live to be 19. And didn’t have a clue what to do after that milestone.

Well, he certainly developed a blueprint that included basketball and music production. Now through his Let the Kids Grow Foundation, he’s steering the young ones to alternate life paths BESIDES slinging crack-rock or having a wicked jumpshot.

Kudos to P for giving back to his hometown ‘hood and trying to help turn this vicious tide.

Rapper Young Jeezy Donates $1 Million to Real Estate Academy

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On the heels of Young Jeezy’s arrest– for an AK-47 found on his tour bus that wasn’t his, but connected to a Wiz Khalifa concert shooting–he’s giving back to future Donald Trump-type captains of real estate.

The “Seen It All” lyricist pulled a $1 million dollar check out his wallet as a donation to┬áthe Jay Morrison Academy; an online school that offers coaching in real estate deals.

Because of Young Jeezy’s generous donation through his Street Dreamz Foundation, which looks for opportunities to give back to communities in need for over a decade, 1,000 underprivileged students (including felons and single moms) can enroll for free.

And also cover the cost to textbooks and mentoring calls. Anyone else considering making a career change to take advantage of this sweet deal?

If you are, it will make Young Jeezy’s contribution worthwhile. This is what he said about his donation:

A wise man told me one time if you want to help your community give them something else to sell besides drugs, give them something else to sell. I think this is a great opportunity, for young entrepreneurs, for the young real estate guys who want to get into something else, even for the community overall.

Thanks for creating that something else, J.

For those interested in applying for the academy’s scholarship click here.